Port of Ipswich sponsors school Christmas card design competition

December 8, 2017

Caption: ABP Christmas card competition winners Charlie Ashworth (1st), Julia Koronkiewicz (2nd) and Ella Houston (3rd) are cheered on by their class mates from Cliff Lane Primary School, Ipswich, after being presented with their prises by Clive Allen, ABP Head of Finance. Please find the Christmas card designs attached to this email.

ABP’s Port of Ipswich has helped spread the holiday spirit by sponsoring a Christmas card design competition at a local primary school to fund new books for their library.

Beginning in November, the ABP Christmas card design competition was launched at Cliff Lane Primary, the school which was also involved in the naming of Cliff Bulk Terminal, which opened at the Port of Ipswich in April.

The winning pupils were presented with gift vouchers during an award ceremony at the school, with nine-year-old Charlie Ashworth scooping first prize, and second and third place going to eight–year-old Julia Koronkiewicz and Ella Houston, respectively.

Teachers, parents and pupils from Cliff Lane Primary School were also invited to witness this year’s festive lights switch on at Old Customs House. During the event, a £500 donation was accepted by Cliff Lane Primary teacher Nicola Simmonds to fund new books for the school library.

Paul Ager, ABP Divisional Port Manager, East Coast, said: “Supporting and nurturing the communities surrounding our ports is important to us, which is why we regularly raise funds for charity.

“We hope that by organising this Christmas card competition at Cliff Lane Primary School we have succeeded encouraging pupils to develop their creative skills, while at the same time providing funds for new books for their school library.”